thisbelongsinamuseum
thisbelongsinamuseum:

Thank you, stshank for taking this photo of a 19th century Nigerian headdress made of antelope skin. It is on display at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Not only is it terrifying, but it looks like something a member of the band Slipknot would wear.


Le Musée du Quai Branly is pretty rad, highly recommended if the Louvres is packed and you’re looking for another museum. 

thisbelongsinamuseum:

Thank you, stshank for taking this photo of a 19th century Nigerian headdress made of antelope skin. It is on display at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Not only is it terrifying, but it looks like something a member of the band Slipknot would wear.

Le Musée du Quai Branly is pretty rad, highly recommended if the Louvres is packed and you’re looking for another museum. 

Fela Kuti - “Unknown Soldier” (1979)
Fela made this record after the compound (known as the Kalakuta Republic) where his family and band members lived was attacked by the Nigerian military, who avoided responsibility for the destruction by claiming that the beatings, sexual assaults and the murder of Fela’s own elderly mother were perpetrated by “unknown soldiers”. Already prone to satire and incendiary political critique, this record seems a particularly scathing one in his vast catalogue, while at the same time, if this doesn’t make you want to shake your ass, I’m not sure what will. The album is one song, which means it’s a rather long one, but the groove never once lets up, and as Fela makes his way in about halfway through the song, you feel his rage fester and build until it eventually seems to culminate in his repeated cries of “them kill my momma”, followed by the backup singers’ offbeat chanting, which all but make you want to well up and cry. This one begs to be felt. 
- Alan
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mothbug

mothbug:

So a new species of snake (Pseudocerastes urarachnoides) was recently discovered in southern Iran.

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Its common name is the spider-tailed horned viper because its tail is literally a fucking spider. This salty motherfucker has a spider (well, a VERY convincing spider-shaped lure) for a tail. I’d try to get on its level but I don’t know if that’s even possible. 

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Spider snake. Snake spider. Nature isn’t even in the neighborhood of fucking around.